Upcoming Events

Dickson Mounds Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year -- on archaeology, Indian cultures of the Americas, natural history, and rural life and culture. Programs include workshops, demonstrations, performances, conferences, and festivals -- many of which are held outdoors. Most events are free to the public.

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All ISM Events
Image is of Illinois River Biological Station technician holding a large fish.
Aug 5 2021 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Technicians from the Illinois River Biological Station (IRBS) will have various live fish for this show-n-tell program.
Cartoon of image of meteorite. Cliparts Zone
Aug 11 2021 - 11:00pm to Aug 12 2021 - 3:00am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Join us for a night under the stars and view the Perseid Meteor Shower from the Museum’s grounds.

Illinois State Museum Online Events

1950's archeological dig
Aug 5 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Learn about archaeology and the National Park Service! Join National Park Service archaeologists to hear how they determine when and where to conduct archaeological digs.